Category: Strange Happenings
The thread about John Sakeouse; hunter, explorer, artist, interpreter, kayaker, friend of Leith and the first Inuit in Scotland
The thread about the Edinburgh aviation craze of 1910, when local aviators tried – with varying degrees of success – to reach for the skies
The thread about the Gibsons of Leith; the enterprising fish smokers who survived shipwreck at the ends of the earth to become pioneers of aviation in Scotland
The thread about the København; the enigmatic Leith-built sailing ship that mysteriously disappeared in the South Atlantic, never to be seen again
The thread about the Edinburgh Hostels for Women Students and their brief wartime role as an Internment Camp for German “Enemy Aliens”
The thread about the Elliot Junction Disaster; a tragic railway crash in the midst of a blizzard that shares its anniversary with the Tay Bridge Disaster
The thread about an old gravestone in Leith, the King’s Botanist, a bungled attempt to capture Edinburgh Castle for the Jacobites and a death by “surfeit of figs”
The thread about Cammo; how it got its name, who owned it and the curious and curiouser tale of its eccentric and reclusive final residents
The thread about a curious house for sale; its short, scandalous and unhappy life as a matrimonial home; its place in a small community of eminent artists and the hidden civic building lurking within its walls
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